Due to their very nature and the typically high speeds at which they occur, head-on crashes are one of the most dangerous types of collisions. Head-on collisions represent a small number, just 2%, of overall crashes. However, these dangerous crashes cause 10% of all traffic accident fatalities nationwide.
The injuries that a person suffers in a head-on collision are most often serious, if not life-threatening. The severity of the injuries can range from spinal and brain injuries to broken bones, and even paralysis.
The most common causes of head-on collision are intoxication, distracted driving, and drowsy driving. Another cause of head-on collisions is when a driver overcorrects after veering into another lane. Head-on collisions can occur due to an off-road incident that causes a driver to travel into oncoming traffic.
The Robesonian reports that two men have been killed in a head-on crash near Shannon.
The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Morgan J Road about a mile from Shannon Road.
The Florida State Highway Patrol stated that a Cadillac passenger vehicle that had been heading southbound on Morgan J Road crossed into oncoming traffic. The vehicle struck a Ford pickup truck head-on.
Both drivers were the sole occupants of the vehicle, and they were both pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe that speed, traveling left of the centerline, and alcohol were all factors in the fatal crash.
The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin.